The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.

     

    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    4/30/2019 - Parks & Recreation Opens a 9-Hole Disc Golf Course

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 30, 2019

     

    CITY OF KINGSTON PARKS & RECREATION OPENS 9-HOLE DISC GOLF COURSE

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, Kevin Gilfeather are pleased to announce the opening of a 9-Hole Disc Golf course located at Kingston Point Park. The nine basket course spans from behind the BMX Track, Softball Field and dog park areas and into Rotary Park.  

    “I am so pleased to see this project come to life, and just in time for spring and summer. The Parks and Rec team have worked very hard to bring it to fruition,” said Mayor Noble. “The disc golf course is a fantastic addition to Kingston Point Park and to outdoor activities in our community.” 

    “I am very proud of the staff I work with who are putting their footprint on a project that people of all ages and abilities will be able to enjoy for years to come,” said Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, Kevin Gilfeather.  “I want to congratulate my team, including KC Keegan-Twombly, Courtney Carroll and the entire Maintenance crew, who together have put in a tremendous amount of time and effort to make this course a reality. I want to thank disc golf professional Dan Doyle, who helped us design and implement the course, and the community and sponsors who helped make it all possible.”

    The Disc Golf Course was made possible by the support of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Ron Woods; Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley; Parks & Recreation Commissioner and owner of J’s Painting Service, Joe McDole; Kathleen and William Cloonan; Kingston Nissan; Lions Club of Kingston; Rondout Savings Bank; Rock Hard Masonry and owner Kevin Larkin; The Painter owner Fred Miller; and Ulster Savings Bank.

    “Thank you to the Kingston Parks and Recreation staff for creating another opportunity for physical activity in our City. Disc golf is a great way to be active and outdoors,” said Health and Wellness Director, Emily Flynn. “A study of disc golf participants found that they walked about a mile and a half for nine holes. Walking supports heart health, boosts energy, reduces stress, burns calories, and has many other benefits.”